The Record of The Month for March 2017 was Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors’ twelfth and latest studio album, Souvenir. The vinyl was an exclusive blue-marble pressing, only available to Magnolia Record Club subscribers! The subscribers received an autographed vinyl, signed by the band themselves.
“Souvenir”, which was officially released on March 24th, 2017, was recorded at Middletree Studio in Nashville, TN in November 2016. The artwork for the record was done by Rachel Briggs.
Like all our vinyl, this one also came with a personalized note from our curator and founder, Drew Holcomb.
NOTE FROM DREW
I find it much easier to write about other artist’s records than my own, but I could not be more proud to present Souvenir to you. This album has been an incredible journey for me. For the first time ever, I started writing songs with my bandmates, Nathan and Rich, and they renewed a creative spark in me that had been dampened by the ruthless touring schedule of the Medicine album and having two little kids at home. We started meeting weekly and writing together, sharing thoughts, life, music, stories, and laughter. Many of the songs on this album came out of those times - “The Morning Song”, “Fight for Love”, “Postcard Memories” and others. They also each have a song they wrote alone on the album - “Sometimes” by Rich, and “Yellow Rose of Sante Fe” by Nathan.
Through the trust, friendship and camaraderie we built over 10 years making music together, they learned my voice, my phrasing, and I have been pushed musically by them since we began this journey. I also wrote a number of songs alone that reflect the state of my own heart and perspective, “Wild World”, “New Year” and 2 or 3 others that are part of my continuous search to make sense of the joy and tragedy that we all experience throughout the course of our lives.
It continues to be an overwhelming honor to have people who let these songs into their lives. People who carry their own stories, their own laughter and sadness, and let our music be a part of the soundtrack. I am beyond proud of Souvenir and I hope you enjoy it even a fraction as much we enjoyed making it.
Mama’s Sunshine, Daddy’s Rain
Black and Blue
Yellow Rose of Santa Fe
The Morning Song
Fight For Love
Rowdy Heart, Broken Wing